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Marvin Holdman
Used Mac Pro's
on Jul 1, 2011 at 7:45:33 pm

I wonder if the fallout from this debacle will bring a glut of relatively new-used Mac Pro 12 cores to the market? I here PPro runs nicely on such machines. I'm guessing all the government, schools and businesses will be liquidating a fair amount of inventory. Where does everyone shop for used hardware?

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Geoff Dills
Re: Used Mac Pro's
on Jul 1, 2011 at 8:17:28 pm

Powermax seems to be a big player, though I have no experience with them other than to request a quote for my G5. They were very responsive.

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Geoff


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Paul Jay
Re: Used Mac Pro's
on Jul 1, 2011 at 8:46:39 pm

You still need them for Smoke, Cinema4d, DaVinci, Nuke etc


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Marvin Holdman
Re: Used Mac Pro's
on Jul 1, 2011 at 8:53:57 pm

True about those apps. But a substantial market for workstations just got abandoned.

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John Godden
Re: Used Mac Pro's
on Jul 1, 2011 at 9:07:29 pm

I'm guessing your "guess" is more like wishful thinking. MP resale market is (will be) as strong as ever.

cheers
JohnG


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Owen Wexler
Re: Used Mac Pro's
on Jul 1, 2011 at 9:25:03 pm

Yeah demand for Mac Pros isn't going anywhere. There is still software post professionals need that isn't cross-platform, such as DaVinci, Smoke, and let's not forget the very much still functional previous iterations of FCP. There will still be demand for Mac Pros for a long time.

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Marvin Holdman
Re: Used Mac Pro's
on Jul 1, 2011 at 9:41:45 pm

Actually, it makes me feel a bit better when I hear you guys say that. Frankly, after this week I was starting to wonder just who was going to be using these Mac Pro's in a year. Very, very happy to hear there will be some still wanting this kind of computer. After seeing this release I was trying to imagine what Apple saw as the future. I kept envisioning an iMac clustered to a closet full of mac mini's as the future of "multi-core" processing.

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Ben Holmes
Re: Used Mac Pro's
on Jul 1, 2011 at 10:27:14 pm

If you know of used Mac Pros, I'll buy em. eBay would not support the notion they are going cheap.

Avid and PPro run just fine on Macs. And so does FCP7

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Tom Babauta
Re: Used Mac Pro's
on Jul 3, 2011 at 6:42:31 pm

Personally, I think the Mac Pros will die sooner than we think. Da Vinci and Autodesk will move on to the non-mac platforms [actually, their higher end models run on PC/Linux suites, so they might just push that and port to Win7].

The professional software vendors simply cannot depend on Apple to look after their interests when it comes to deciding which hardware they decide to EOL next. As mentioned countless of times here in the FCPX forum, the pros make up a small slice of their market.

My 2cents.



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